Gateway SX2840: Compact Entertainment CenterA third the size of normal desktops yet with full power for entertainment and gaming, the Gateway SX2840-01 desktop fits anywhere. If your available desk space is taken up by a large monitor for your movies and games, you'll appreciate the minimalist design of this compact entertainment center. Burn through the hottest new digital media, content creation and advanced 3D gaming with the breakthrough performance of the Intel Core i3 processor--with 4-way multitasking processor power to work on four tasks simultaneously. And the installed 6 GB of memory delivers ultra-fast system response to effortlessly multitask and run the latest multi-threaded applications.
The slim Gateway SX2800 desktop.
While small in size, the Gateway SX is chock full of external ports, including both FireWire and eSATA connections. Enjoy the next generation of video playback with the HDMI output, which allows a single cable to transmit uncompressed high-definition video and audio to your digital TV or capable external monitor.
Pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version), you'll be able to easily create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. Windows 7 is the easiest, fastest, and most engaging version of Windows yet. Better ways to find and manage files, like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews, help you speed through everyday tasks. Windows 7 is designed for faster and more reliable performance, so your PC just works the way you want it to.
2.93 GHz Intel Core i3-530 dual-core processor for a fast, responsive PC experience (4 MB L3 cache). It comes equipped with Intel HD Graphics, an advanced video engine that delivers smooth, high-quality HD video playback, and advanced 3D capabilities, providing an ideal graphics solution for everyday computing. Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology enables each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking.
- Energy-saving 1 TB SATA hard drive revolves at a variable RPM--meaning full speed when you need it, plus energy conservation.
The Gateway SX desktop PC offers a sleek, compact design that takes up very little desk space.
A handy device holder, recessed into the top of the SX with a grip-like feel, provides a convenient place to rest your camera, MP3 player, camcorder or more while downloading media.
- 6 GB DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz; upgradeable to 8 GB)
- Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD provides a rich media experience, delivering smooth playback without add-on video cards or decoders. Intel Clear Video Technology combines video processing hardware and software technologies to enhance the visual experience. And Intel HD graphics assures sharper images, richer color, and lifelike video and audio.
- 16x DVD±R/RW SuperMulti Drive
- HD audio provides your system with the support it needs to handle the most cutting-edge audio content (including 7.1-channel surround sound). Plus, you'll hear more of your tunes and tones, with auditory playback coming out at a higher quality than systems without HD sound.
- Dolby Home Theater suite of technologies delivers virtual surround sound from stereo speakers or any pair of headphones.
- Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
- Multi-in-One digital media card reader compatible with CompactFlash (Type I and II), CF+ Microdrive, Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Reduced-Size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC), xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO
- HDMI port for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable. Also includes standard analog VGA video output.
- Next-generation eSATA port (combined with one of the USB ports) offers a transfer speed of 3GB/s, delivering enhanced scalability and doubling the bus bandwidth for high-speed data retrieval and saves. It allows easy sharing and transfer of entertainment content and digital media on external devices.
- Gateway Recovery Management enables you to create a default backup disk and an application and driver backup disk, restore the system to factory default, reinstall apps and drivers, manage password settings, recover from the hard drive ,and recover from your factory recovery disk.
- Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. And you can watch shows for free when and where you want with Internet TV on Windows Media Center. Get the best entertainment experience with Windows 7 Home Premium.
- Get more features with Windows Anytime Upgrade. It's the best way to add features to Windows 7, takes as few as ten minutes, requires no software or downloads, and you'll keep your existing programs, files, and settings. Windows will walk you through the simple upgrade process.
- Pre-loaded software includes Microsoft Works SE 9.0 for word processing and spreadsheet work. Enjoy a 60-day trial version of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007.
- Dimensions: 4 x 12.5 x 10.5 inches (WxDxH)
- Weight: 12 pounds
- Warranty: 1 year parts and labor with toll-free technical support
What's in the Box
Networking, Connectivity & Expansion
This desktop provides ultra-fast Gigabit Ethernet wired networking. It includes one PCI x1 Express slot (available), one PCI x16 Express slot (available), one 3.5-inch HDD bay (occupied), and one 5.25-inch ODD bay (occupied).
- 9 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players (5 in front, 4 in rear)
- 1 FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) port for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals
- 1 eSATA ports
- Video out: HDMI and 2 DVI
- Headphone and microphone jacks; digital audio output
- Surround sound speakers (5 audio ports)
- 2 PS/2 ports for connecting a keyboard and mouse
What's in the Box
This package contains the Gateway SX2840-01 desktop PC, power cord, mouse, keyboard, and printed documentation
It also comes with the following software: Microsoft Works (applications for word processing, spreadsheet, calendar, and e-mail); 60-day trial of Microsoft Office 2007; Norton Internet Security 2009 (60-day trial); Google Toolbar